RESEARCH ASSISTANT I / 40 HOURS / DAY
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POST DATE 9/8/2016
END DATE 11/3/2016
Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)
JOB DESCRIPTIONGENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
The Division of Womens Health and the Connors Center for Womens Health at Brigham and Womens Hospital is seeking a Research Assistant to work on ongoing studies of adults with and without mental illness, focused on the roles of hormones and genes in understanding sex differences in brain circuitry implicated in psychiatric disorders, disorders of aging of the brain, and their comorbidity with general medical disorders.
The lab is called the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory of Sex Differences in the Brain. The research investigates early risk factors for sex differences in psychiatric disorders focusing on the roles of adrenal and gonadal hormones, genes, and inflammatory factors in understanding sex effects in depression, psychoses, aging of the brain and risk for Alzheimers, and comorbidity of these brain disorders with general medical disorders, such as obesity and cardiovascular disease. We conduct structural and functional brain imaging studies, combined with neuroendocrine evaluations, psychophysiology, and genetics. We work within a team approach. This RA will interact with community research participants, so we are seeking someone who enjoys and is comfortable with speaking to a variety of people. We have an extensive training program and continuous supervision. Given the time and resources required for training and supervision, a two year commitment is required.
More information about our lab can be found on our web site: http://cnl-sd.bwh.harvard.edu
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The RA will work within a team approach and will be responsible for conducting neuroimaging and administrative work associated with running the studies. He/she will be systematically trained in functional magnetic resonance imaging (scanning and data analyses) and the day-to-day operations of the studies, such as scheduling imaging time and scanning subjects. There will be regular and continued supervision by the PI and the team. He/she will participate in statistical analyses of data and contribute to publications. The RA will also be responsible for clerical needs, creation of diagrams, images, etc. related to preparation of presentations and manuscripts.
Excellent organizational/time management skills and close attention to detail
Ability to work independently and in team settings
Must have exceptional oral and written communication skills
Prior experience with IRB submissions or grant writing is desirable
BA in neuroscience, psychology, psychobiology, or related discipline. Some knowledge of neuroanatomy and an interest in psychology and neuroscience required. Good technical and communication skills necessary, aptitude for computerized data analyses required. Experience working with research participants or clinical populations preferred. Some experience/knowledge with imaging procedures is preferred but not necessary.
Please email the following to Ms. Anne Remington, M.A. at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cover Letter, curriculum vitae, college transcript (can be unofficial version), 2-3 written letters of recommendation, a brief writing sample.
Brigham and Womens Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.
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